Ethereum expects boosted transactions per second, or TPS, as the network shifts toward the long-awaited Ethereum 2.0, or ETH 2.0, according to Etheruem co-founder Vitalik Buterin. 

Vitalik says the transition will not be instant

“ETH2 scaling for data will be available before ETH2 scaling for general computation,” Ethereum Buterin said in a June 30 tweet.

“This implies that rollups will be the dominant scaling paradigm for at least a couple of years: first ~2-3k TPS with ETH1 as data layer, then ~100k TPS with ETH2 (phase 1),” he noted, adding — “Adjust accordingly.”

Essentially, Buterin said the network will not instantly transition into Ethereum 2.0. In mentioning rollups, Buterin refers to a second layer on top of Etheruem as part of the equation, using Ethereum’s current base blockchain, then switching to Ethereum 2.0 as a blockchain base. The transition into ETH 2.0 will yield between 2,000 and 3,000 TPS, leading into eventual 100,000 TPS capabilities. 

The great scaling debate

For years the crypto community has debated the topic of scalability. Bitcoin, crypto’s leading asset, only touts roughly 7 TPS, while credit cards such as Visa handle about 24,000 TPS on average, leading into comments on Bitcoin’s feasibility as a real-world payment option. 

Ethereum has also seen difficulties. The network preformed sluggishly when the blockchain game CryptoKitties hit the internet several years ago. 

Ethereum 2.0, a scaling solution transitioning the network over to proof-of-stake, or PoS, consensus, has been a large topic of discussion in recent months. Last week, Ethereum’s blog showed ETH 2.0 updates as the endeavor moves forward. 

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